In The News: Moby, Patterson Hood, Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, The Kills And Free MP3s

kills2350bHey, guess what? Yesterday was Record Store Day! While we hope you found plenty of bargains and rare gems in support of indie record shops, we’re glad the day is over so we don’t have to write about it anymore. Now, on to the news … Famous liberal Moby is releasing his new album, Wait For Me, (Mute) on June 30. An animated video for the record’s first track, “Shot In The Back Of The Head,” was directed by David Lynch. Download “Shot In The Back Of The Head”Yes, Pet Shop Boys’ 10th LP, is out on Astralwerks April 21. Ex-Smiths and current Cribs guitarist Johnny Marr deals the hot licks, if a Pet Shop Boys album can, in theory, contain such things … Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood’s second solo outing, Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs), is scheduled for June 23 on Ruth St. Records. Produced by Hood and David Barbe (Sugar), the record finds most of his DBT mates joining the fun while also featuring his father, David Hood, the famed Muscle Shoals bass player … Isobel Campbell and noted funnyman Mark Lanegan are performing together for the first time in May. The duo, whose last record, Sunday At Devil Dirt, was released in November, is playing New York on May 27, San Francisco on May 30 and Los Angeles on May 31 … Keep On Your Mean Side, the 2003 debut by the Kills (pictured), is being re-released on Domino May 5. Among the five bonus tracks is a cover of Captain Beefheart’s “Dropout Boogie.” Download “Love Is A Deserter (Do Da Mix)” … The only filmed performance of John Lennon And The Plastic Ono Band, Live In Toronto ’69, is out on DVD June 23. Directed by the legendary D.A. Pennebaker, the film documents a show just before the release of Abbey Road, one that many believe to be the beginning of the end of the Beatles … In other Beatles news, Capitol/EMI is releasing George Harrison’s first-ever career-spanning solo greatest-hits collection, Let It Roll: Songs By George Harrison, on June 16. As per these days, the record will feature digitally remastered tracks in deluxe packaging … Looking to check out some has-beens this summer? Well, we have two pairings just for you! Starting June 10, Aerosmith hits the road to flog Guitar Hero: Aerosmith and will be joined on the AARP-sponsored tour by ZZ Top on June 16. And in possibly 2009’s least-anticipated trek, Yes and Asia join forces June 26 through August 2. See all good people in the heat of the moment.